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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2008-11-01 Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1
  • Japan 2008-03-20 ポケモンレンジャー!波導のリオル!! (前編)
  • Japan 2008-03-20 Pokémon Ranger! Hadō no Riolu!! (Zenpen)
  • Japan 2008-03-20 Pokémon Ranger! The Wave-Guiding Riolu!! (Part 1)
  • Germany Pokémon Ranger: Die Entführung von Riolu – Teil 1
  • France Pokémon Ranger : L'enlèvement de Riolu (1ère partie)
  • Spain El Secuestro de Rilou (1ª Parte)
  • Sweden 2010-01-10 Pokemon Rangern och den kidnappade Riolu! Del 1
  • Italy 2009-04-12 Pokémon Ranger e il rapimento di Riolu (prima parte)
  • Mexico 2009-04-23 ¡El Policía Pokémon Y El Rapto De Riolu, Primera Parte!
  • Finland Pokémon-ranger ja kaapattu Riolu! (Osa 1)
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝保育家!波導的利歐路!!(前篇)
  • Poland 2009-04-07 Pokémon Ranger i Porwany Riolu! (Część I)
  • Netherlands Pokémon Ranger en de ontvoering van Riolu! (deel 1)
  • Brazil 2009-07-20 O Patrulheiro Pokémon e o Riolu Sequestrado! – 1ª Parte
  • Czechia 2009-04-08 Pokémonový Ranger: Unesený Riolu, 1. část
  • Norway 2009-05-10 Pokémon-ranger og den kidnappede Riolu! Del 1
  • Denmark 2009-05-10 Pokemon Rangeren og den bortførte Riolu! Del 1
  • South Korea 포켓몬 레인저! 리오르를 구하라!(제 1부)
  • Portugal 2010-12-03 O Ranger Pokémon e o Riolu Raptado! 1ª Parte
  • Russia 2009-04-07 рейнджер и похищение Риолу Часть I.
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Summary
An explosion occurs as a rare Pokémon Riolu is stolen from a laboratory. The group of men that stole Riolu is discussing about how Riolu is a fool for trusting them. Riolu overhears the group talking about how they tricked it. It gets mad and busts its way out of the truck and escapes.

Ash and co. are continuing their way through the Sinnoh region. They suddenly come across the Riolu, who is injured. Ash tries to help it, but Riolu fights back with Aura Sphere, an attack that is usually learned by Lucario. A boy in a green coat suddenly appears, and Riolu runs away. Ash wants to go after it, but the boy tells him that he will handle it. The group hides behind a bush, as they watch Riolu sitting on a tree branch. The boy says that Riolu just wants to go back to its home.

Suddenly, Pokémon Hunter J's henchmen appears. They have come to capture Riolu. A Crobat is sent out, and it attacks Riolu. Pikachu attacks Crobat back with Thunderbolt. The henchmen are getting frustrated, so they send out more Crobat. The boy reveals himself as a Pokémon Ranger. Using his styler, he captures an Ariados and Nincada to defeat the henchmen. Then the boy presents Riolu with a wooden figure of itself, a token that must be important to Riolu. It is a way to get Riolu to trust him.

The boy introduces himself as Kellen, and he takes Riolu to a safe place. Kellen knows that it will take some time for Riolu to trust people again, since it's been through some tough times. Riolu stares at the doll that Kellen gave to it. Ash realizes that the doll is very important to Riolu, since it was able to see its memories through its aura. Pokémon Ranger Solana calls Kellen about the latest update on the search. She reports that they found the location of Hunter J's client, and she and Officer Jenny are headed there now.

Hunter J's ship finally arrives, and Ash and co. know that she plans on taking Riolu. So Ash and co. decides to take a boat out into the lake. Kellen explains the whole story about Riolu to Ash and co. and how it ended up being the target of so many criminals. His mission is to transport Riolu back to its home safely, and so they are headed towards headquarters where that will happen.

Suddenly, four Sharpedo burst out from underneath the water and destroys the boat. The Sharpedo belong to Hunter J. Kellen captures a Floatzel, and the group begins to swim away. The Sharpedo attacks Ash and co. with Aqua Jet, but Pikachu manages to shock them down. Suddenly, Hunter J herself appears on her Salamence. She fires her gun at Riolu but misses. However, the explosion causes Riolu to lose its doll. Riolu chases after it, and Ash follows it.

The current is too much for Riolu, and it sinks underwater. Ash and Buizel dive underwater, and they rescue Riolu. When Riolu wakens from its sleep, Ash gives the doll back to Riolu. Meanwhile, Hunter J and her henchmen are discussing where Riolu might be hiding. They find Ash and Riolu running through the forest, and Hunter J comes up with a plan. She uses her Salamence to create a huge wildfire in the forest. The Fire Blast from Salamence blocks Ash's escape. Ash refuses to give Riolu to Hunter J, so she commands Salamence to use Flamethrower. Will Ash be able to escape Hunter J and return back Riolu safely back to its home?

English Official Summary

In the middle of the night, chaos breaks loose in an isolated research center as research subject RX-1, a Riolu, escapes with the help of several men and a getaway truck. But the men want to steal Riolu, not help it, so Riolu breaks out again and flees into the forest. The next day, nursing an injury, it encounters Ash and the gang, but mistakes them for more false friends and blasts Ash with Aura Sphere when he tries to help. Fortunately Kellyn, a Top Ranger from the Pokémon Rangers, catches up with Riolu. Kellyn is just in time to stop Pokémon Hunter J's minions from grabbing Riolu themselves; he uses his Vatonage Styler to recruit nearby Bug Pokémon to halt the thugs' kidnap attempt. Now that everyone can relax, he explains that Riolu hails from the Paradise Kingdom, where it uses its special Aura powers to serve as the kingdom's guardian. Those powers strike a chord with Ash, who's able to sense mental images of Riolu's past. Riolu was kidnapped from its kingdom and is now on Pokémon Hunter J's target list, so Kellyn, together with Pokémon Ranger Solana and Officer Jenny, is here to save Riolu and get it back home. As proof of his good intentions, he brings Riolu a wooden carving made by the old man who raised it. Hoping to evade Pokémon Hunter J, Kellyn teams up with our heroes to escort Riolu downriver toward a waiting recovery team. It's all for naught, though, as Pokémon Hunter J and her Salamence attack, forcing everyone to scatter. Ash manages to rescue Riolu and its prized carving from the water, but they wind up lost on a riverbank and cut off from the others, with Pokémon Hunter J's goons already searching the forest around them. Ash and Riolu make a break for it, only to be spotted. Pokémon Hunter J coolly decides to flush them out into the open by burning down the forest around them, and Ash and Riolu escape the flames only to find themselves cornered by J and her Salamence. Are Ash and Riolu ever going to get out of this in one piece...?

French Official Summary

Sacha et ses amis croisent le Pokémon Ranger Primo, chargé de retrouver Riolu, de le protéger et de le ramener chez lui.

German Official Summary

Unsere Helden lernen Pokémon Ranger Primo kennen, der ein ganz besonderes Riolu in sein Zuhause zurückbringen will.

Italian Official Summary

Nel cuore della notte in un isolato centro di ricerca si scatena il caos improvviso, quando il soggetto sotto osservazione RX-1, un Riolu, fugge con l'aiuto di alcuni uomini e di un furgoncino.

Portuguese Official Summary

Nossos heróis conhecem o Patrulheiro Pokémon Kellyn que está em missão para retornar um Riolu muito especial ao seu lar.

Finnish Official Summary

Sankarimme tapaavat Pokémon-ranger Kellyn, jonka tehtävä on auttaa erikoinen Riolu takaisin kotiinsa.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Nuestros héroes conocen al Pokémon Ranger Kellyn, que está en una misión para ayudar a un Riolu muy especial a regresar a casa.

Spanish Official Summary

En medio de la noche, el caos se desata en un centro de investigación aislado. El sujeto de investigación RX-1, un Riolu, se escapa con la ayuda de varios hombres y un camión para la huida.

English Great Britian Official Summary

In the middle of the night, chaos breaks loose in an isolated research center as research subject RX-1, a Riolu, escapes with the help of several men and a getaway truck. But the men want to steal Riolu, not help it, so Riolu breaks out again and flees into the forest. The next day, nursing an injury, it encounters Ash and the gang, but mistakes them for more false friends and blasts Ash with Aura Sphere when he tries to help. Fortunately Kellyn, a Top Ranger from the Pokémon Rangers, catches up with Riolu. Kellyn is just in time to stop Pokémon Hunter J's minions from grabbing Riolu themselves; he uses his Vatonage Styler to recruit nearby Bug Pokémon to halt the thugs' kidnap attempt. Now that everyone can relax, he explains that Riolu hails from the Paradise Kingdom, where it uses its special Aura powers to serve as the kingdom's guardian. Those powers strike a chord with Ash, who's able to sense mental images of Riolu's past. Riolu was kidnapped from its kingdom and is now on Pokémon Hunter J's target list, so Kellyn, together with Pokémon Ranger Solana and Officer Jenny, is here to save Riolu and get it back home. As proof of his good intentions, he brings Riolu a wooden carving made by the old man who raised it. Hoping to evade Pokémon Hunter J, Kellyn teams up with our heroes to escort Riolu downriver toward a waiting recovery team. It's all for naught, though, as Pokémon Hunter J and her Salamence attack, forcing everyone to scatter. Ash manages to rescue Riolu and its prized carving from the water, but they wind up lost on a riverbank and cut off from the others, with Pokémon Hunter J's goons already searching the forest around them. Ash and Riolu make a break for it, only to be spotted. Pokémon Hunter J coolly decides to flush them out into the open by burning down the forest around them, and Ash and Riolu escape the flames only to find themselves cornered by J and her Salamence. Are Ash and Riolu ever going to get out of this in one piece...?

Russian Official Summary

Среди ночи изолированный исследовательский центр погрузился в хаос, когда предмет исследований, Риолу, сбежал на грузовике с помощью нескольких неизвестных.

Dutch Official Summary

Midden in de nacht breekt er chaos uit in een afgelegen onderzoekscentrum wanneer RX-1, een Riolu die daar is voor proeven, geholpen door enkele mannen ontsnapt in een vrachtwagen.

Norwegian Official Summary

Våre helter møter Pokémon Ranger Kellyn, som har et mål om å få en veldig spesiell Riolu tilbake til hjemmet sitt.

Swedish Official Summary

Våra hjältar träffar Pokémon-rangern Kellyn, som har som uppdrag att hjälpa en mycket speciell Riolu att återvända till sitt hem.

Danish Official Summary

Vore helte møder Pokémon-rangeren Kellyn, som er på en mission for at hjælpe en meget speciel Riolu med at vende hjem.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Ash's Buizel
  • Japan サトシのブイゼル
  • Japan Satoshi no Buoysel
  • Japan Satoshi's Buoysel
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  • United States Brock's Croagunk
  • Japan タケシのグレッグル
  • Japan Takeshi no Gureggru
  • Japan Takeshi's Gureggru
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  • United States Dawn's Piplup
  • Japan ヒカリのポッチャマ
  • Japan Hikari no Pochama
  • Japan Hikari's Pochama
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Pokémon Hunter J
  • Japan J
  • Japan J
  • Japan J
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  • United States J's Henchmen
  • Japan Jの共犯者
  • Japan J no Kyouhansha
  • Japan J's Henchmen
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  • United States J's Salamence
  • Japan Jのボーマンダ
  • Japan J no Bohmander
  • Japan J's Bohmander
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  • United States Solana
  • Japan ヒナタ
  • Japan Hinata
  • Japan Hinata
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  • United States Kellyn
  • Japan ハジメ
  • Japan Hajime
  • Japan Hajime
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  • United States Riolu
  • Japan リオル
  • Japan Riolu
  • Japan Riolu
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  • United States Riolu's Caretaker
  • Japan リオルの世話人
  • Japan Riolu no Sewanin
  • Japan Riolu's Caretaker
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  • United States J's Client
  • Japan Jのクライアント
  • Japan J no Client
  • Japan J's Client
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  • United States J's Client's Henchmen
  • Japan Jのクライアントの共犯者
  • Japan J no Client no Kyouhansha
  • Japan J's Client's Kyouhansha
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  • United States J's Henchmen's Crobat
  • Japan Jの共犯者のクロバット
  • Japan J no Kyouhansha no Crobat
  • Japan J's Henchmen's Crobat
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  • United States J's Henchmen's Sharpedo
  • Japan Jの共犯者のサメハダー
  • Japan J no Kyouhansha no Samehader
  • Japan J's Henchmen's Samehader

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Butterfree
  • Japan バタフリー
  • Japan Butterfree
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  • United States Pidgey
  • Japan ポッポ
  • Japan Poppo
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  • United States Pidgeotto
  • Japan ピジョン
  • Japan Pigeon
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  • United States Rattata
  • Japan コラッタ
  • Japan Koratta
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  • United States Spearow
  • Japan オニスズメ
  • Japan Onisuzume
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  • United States Sandshrew
  • Japan サンド
  • Japan Sand
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  • United States Nidoran♀
  • Japan ニドラン♀
  • Japan Nidoran♀
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  • United States Nidoran♂
  • Japan ニドラン♂
  • Japan Nidoran♂
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  • United States Nidorino
  • Japan ニドリーノ
  • Japan Nidorino
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  • United States Oddish
  • Japan ナゾノクサ
  • Japan Nazonokusa
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  • United States Gloom
  • Japan クサイハナ
  • Japan Kusaihana
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  • United States Vileplume
  • Japan ラフレシア
  • Japan Rafflesia
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  • United States Mankey
  • Japan マンキー
  • Japan Mankey
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  • United States Bellsprout
  • Japan マダツボミ
  • Japan Madatsubomi
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  • United States Golem
  • Japan ゴローニャ
  • Japan Golonya
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  • United States Doduo
  • Japan ドードー
  • Japan Dodo
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  • United States Drowzee
  • Japan スリープ
  • Japan Sleep
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  • United States Ariados
  • Japan アリアドス
  • Japan Ariados
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  • United States Hoppip
  • Japan ハネッコ
  • Japan Hanecco
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  • United States Skiploom
  • Japan ポポッコ
  • Japan Popocco
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  • United States Sunkern
  • Japan ヒマナッツ
  • Japan Himanuts
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  • United States Yanma
  • Japan ヤンヤンマ
  • Japan Yanyanma
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  • United States Nincada
  • Japan ツチニン
  • Japan Tutinin
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  • United States Vibrava
  • Japan ビブラーバ
  • Japan Vibrava
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  • United States Budew
  • Japan スボミー
  • Japan Subomie
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  • United States Floatzel
  • Japan フローゼル
  • Japan Floazel
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11:39

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

Fourth variation of the Diamond and Pearl Intro and Return Eyecatches featuring Hikari, Satoshi and Takeshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:09 ザンナー&リオンのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Zanner & Lions no Theme
Japanese (Trans): Zanner & Lions' Theme
Movie 5 BGM - The alarm sounds in a building, as an explosion goes off and a rare Riolu is stolen from a laboratory.
Japan 02:10 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 03:38 Movie 7 BGM - バトルタワー
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Tower
Japanese (Trans): Battle Tower
Movie 7 BGM - Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 04:04 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Riolu appears in the sight of the group.
Japan 05:08 Movie 7 BGM - Moving Sidewalk Movie 7 BGM - A boy appears and says he'll deal with Riolu.
Japan 05:56 Movie 5 BGM - Girl Disappears Movie 5 BGM - The boy tells Riolu's background.
Japan 06:22 Movie 5 BGM - Flying Spy-camera Movie 5 BGM - J's henchmen appear to capture Riolu.
Japan 07:20 Movie 9 BGM - オニドリル~キャプチャオン~ B
Japanese (Trans): Onidrill ~Capture on~ B
Movie 9 BGM - The other henchmen send out their Crobat to help in Riolu's capture.
Japan 08:42 Movie 7 BGM - Tooi's Fear of Pokémon Movie 7 BGM - Hajime releases the captured Pokémon and offers Riolu its precious doll before taking the Pokémon in its hands.
Japan 10:04 Movie 5 BGM - Sculptures of Latias and Latios Movie 5 BGM - Hajime talks about the hardships that Riolu had endured.
Japan 10:54 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:01 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:07 Movie 8 BGM - Lucario's Memories Movie 8 BGM - Hajime talks about Satoshi having an aura that matches Riolu's exactly.
Japan 11:53 Movie 9 BGM - It's Drinking Time! Movie 9 BGM - Hajime talks with Hinata over his styler, with the latter immediately recognizing Satoshi and Takeshi.
Japan 13:08 ファントム登場
Japanese (Romanized): Phantom Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Enter Phantom
Movie 9 BGM - J's ship appears and passes by the group.
Japan 14:04 はじまりの樹
Japanese (Romanized): Hajimari no ki
Japanese (Trans): The Tree of World's Origin
Movie 8 BGM - The group and Hajime cross the lake on a boat.
Japan 15:17 Movie 5 BGM - Latios and Latias Attack Zanner and Lions Movie 5 BGM - The henchmen's Samehader attack the group.
Japan 18:14 Movie 8 BGM - The Time Flower Movie 8 BGM - Riolu starts drowning and a flashback of the moment he was captured by the scientists is shown.
Japan 19:28 Movie 8 BGM - Lucario's Memories Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi returns Riolu the doll.
Japan 20:30 Movie 2 Short - Lightning J sets the forest on fire and traps Satoshi, his Pokémon and Riolu.
Japan 21:44 風のメッセージ
Japanese (Romanized): Kaze no Message
Japanese (Trans): Message of the Wind
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:04 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 206 (Day)
Professor Okido's Pokémon Encyclopedia
Japan 23:10 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 201 (Day)
Okido explains the characteristics of a Pokémon Ranger.
Japan 23:53 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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this is my fav episode out of all the episodes. i have the game, and have beaten it 3 times already!